Monthly Archives: October 2010

Living Routes

Bring your education to life and earn college credit by studying in communities striving towards sustainable lifestyles. Living Routes is an educational non-profit that partners with the University of Massachusetts – Amherst to offer study abroad programs based in ecovillages around the world. … learn more→

Pedal power gives UNE the edge

The University of New England, the major sponsor of this year’s Sustainable Living Expo (SLEX) held at the Armidale Creeklands, demonstrated its commitment to sustainable initiatives for students today when it unveiled new electric bikes that will be available to students in 2011. The “e-bikes” will offer an alternative mode of transport for students on […] … learn more→

LimeWire file-sharing service shut down by US court

Popular online file-sharing service LimeWire was shut down by a US federal court following a lawsuit filed by the music industry. The move came a little more than five months after a US judge ruled in favor of 13 music companies in a copyright infringement and unfair competition case brought against LimeWire. featured a […] … learn more→

Software to combat hacking technique wins award

One of the serious threats to a user’s computer is a software program that might cause unwanted keystroke sequences to occur in order to hack someone’s identity. This form of an attack is increasing, infecting enterprise and personal computers, and caused by “organized malicious botnets,” said Daphne Yao, assistant professor of computer science at Virginia […] … learn more→

Key outcomes at U.N. talks to preserve nature

A U.N. meeting of nearly 200 countries agreed on Saturday new targets for 2020 to protect nature and a new global pact aimed at giving developing countries more share of profits made from their genetic resources. Delegates agreed to \”take effective and urgent action to halt the loss of biodiversity in order to ensure that […] … learn more→

Environment Ministers face final decisions in intense negotiations at the \’Convention on Biological Diversity\’ conference.

It’s make or break time as Environment Ministers face final decisions in intense negotiations at the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) conference. While wide differences need to be bridged there is positive progress towards a new biodiversity plan. “Countries have made some great strides on the biodiversity plan. We’re encouraged by support for a target […] … learn more→